Our Mission

Our Studio

Studio 3 Architects International was established in 1987 as a professional consultancy. Since then we have been creating strategies and plans for great places, working with clients, stakeholders and technical specialists to embed sustainability principals in the planning, delivery and management of places and projects.

Our Aim: Design resilience for a sustainable future.

logo

Our Mission Our Mission

Vision

TO BE THE LEADER IN INNOVATIVE DESIGN
AS MEASURED BY OUR CLIENTS & OUR PEOPLE
DRIVEN BY OUR PASSION & OUR PERFORMANCE

logo

Our Mission Our Mission

MISSION     STATEMENT

Every project is approached from a design perspective where we investigate, analyse, guide, suggest, give options, solve problems and anticipate until there is a thorough understanding of the client’s needs, business goals and personal goals. These answers require intelligent and deep business questions that get to the heart of the project. It sets the foundation for every decision to be made during our working process.

logo

Our Mission Our Mission

PROJECT     METHODOLOGY

Analysis -  
Visioning -  
Planning -  
Studio -  
Finance & delivery -  

understanding where things stand & what is possible
creating strategies & plans for great places
bringing strategies to life
designing great places
making places work for good

logo

Our Mission

STUDIO     STRUCTURE

logo

our Services

  • Architecture
  • Urban Design
  • Commercial Controls
  • Documentation
  • Project Management & Quality Control
  • Space Planning
  • Interior Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Animation & 3D Presentations
  • Building Photography

 
Our People

OUR PEOPLE

Our Mission
Rufus

RUFUS VILJOEN    (Design   Principal)

Steadfast guide always leading the way

  • Myself in 3 words…
    Consistent, striving for perfection, Logical
  • I cannot work without…
    Logic
  • What I bring to the practice…
    Logic
  • My favourite building
    Chrysler Building – New York


B Arch UP | SACAP Pr Arch

Helen

HELEN   HENZEN   (associate)

Designing buildings and building relationships

  • Myself in 3 words…
    Communicator, passionate, responsible
  • I cannot work without…
    Being connected
  • What I bring to the practice…
    Building relationships
  • My favourite architect
    Frank Lloyd Wright


B Arch, Wits | SACAP Pr Arch 5453 | SAIA 7018 | PIA KU0473

Erich

ERICH   HOUGH   (Director,   Mauritius)

Pillar of strength and wisdom

  • Myself in 3 words…
    faithful, amiable, peaceful
  • I cannot work without…
    Order
  • What I bring to the practice…
    The building of respectful liaisons across all sectors of dynamic public business
  • My favourite architect
    Richard Rogers


B.Arch (UP) Pr.Arch MIArch (PIA)

Dirk

DIRK   HENZEN     (Design   Principal)

Dynamic leader and an entrepreneur at heart

  • Myself in 3 words…
    Conductor, instigator, activator
  • I cannot work without…
    1965 VW Karman Ghia
  • What I bring to the practice…
    Magic
  • My favourite architect
    Mario Botta


B Arch UP | MBA UP | SACAP Pr Arch 4070

Regardt

REGARDT   NEL   (Associate)

Technical precision that will make Germans jealous

  • Myself in 3 words…
    Disciplined, perfectionist
  • I cannot live without…
    My wife
  • What I bring to the practice…
    Practicality
  • My favourite design
    1960 Aston Martin


N Dip Arch TUT

Cobus

COBUS   HUGO   (Associate)

Keeping a stern eye on the technical side
of the business of architecture

  • Myself in 3 words…
    Quiet, reserved, diligent
  • I cannot live without…
    My kids
  • What I bring to the practice…
    Backbone
  • My favourite design
    Dive Cylinder


N Dip Arch TUT

Johann

JOHANN VAN   ROOYEN   (Associate)

Bringing studio 3 designs to life in 3 dimensions

  • Myself in 3 words…
    Hard working, Committed
  • I cannot work without…
    A fast PC
  • What I bring to the practice…
    New Technology
  • My favourite architect
    Renzo Piano


Senior Certificate in Architecture TUT

Conrad

CONRAD   DINKELMANN   (Associate)

Holistic design solutions with

  • Myself in 3 words…
    Critical, problem solving, creative
  • I cannot work without…
    Natural light
  • What I bring to the practice…
    Holistic thinking
  • My favourite architect
    Herman Hertzberger


B Arch UP, B Tech UPE | SACAP Pr Arch 7205

Our Mission Our Mission
Francois

FRANCOIS VAN   DER WALT

Training for architecture and marathons, both daunting endeavours

  • Myself in 3 words…
    Searching, questioning, adventurer
  • I cannot work without…
    Music
  • What I bring to the practice…
    Passion for Humanity
  • My favourite designers
    Tom Kundig


M Tech Arch TUT | SACAP CANT20734

Reynhardt

REYNHARDT   PITOUT

Who better to do artist impressions than a true artist

  • Myself in 3 words…
    Inquisitive, Sporty, Musical
  • I cannot work without…
    Having breakfast
  • What I bring to the practice…
    Dedication
  • My favourite architect/building/design
    Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain


Honours in Corporate Communication and Graphic Design

Johan Botes

JOHAN   BOTES

  • Myself in 3 words…
    Never give up!
  • I cannot work without…
    Coffee!
  • What I bring to the practice…
    Myself!
  • My favourite architect
    Walter Gropius - but there are so many...


NDip (Arch) and a being a father!

Ané Malherbe

ANÉ   MALHERBE

  • Myself in 3 words…
    Interesting, involved, innovative
  • I cannot work without…
    Inspiration
  • What I bring to the practice…
    A positive attitude
  • My favourite Architect
    I guess there's not just one particular individual, but I do admire architects who design with phenomenology in mind.


M.Arch.Prof.   B.Arch.Hons.   B.Arch.Stud.
- University of the Free State

Conrad

VIC   DU   PREEZ

Our office flag-bearer and In-house municipal translator

  • Myself in 3 words…
    Inquisitive, funny, instigator
  • I cannot work without…
    Mr Henzen
  • What I bring to the practice…
    I keep the office going
  • My favourite object
    Elecraft K3 radio


B Tech Arch TUT | SACAP ST0529 | SAIAT 70002

Chantal

CHANTAL VAN   ROOYEN

Adding colour to our lives and our presentations

  • Myself in 3 words…
    Creative, arty, designer
  • I cannot work without…
    Belief, respect, trust, communication
  • What I bring to the practice…
    Professional work ethics, outstanding designs,
    graphics and creativity
  • My favourite architect/building/design
    Joshua Davis


Higher Diploma in Visual Communication
The Open Window School of Visual Communication

Gerhardt

GERHARDT   SMIT

A versatile support even when not needed

  • Myself in 3 words…
    Hard working, Loyal, Determined
  • I cannot work without…
    Music
  • What I bring to the practice…
    Technical knowledge and quality of work
  • My favourite Architect
    Richard Meier


B Tech Arch TUT

Our Mission
Sarah

SARAH   SINDANE

  • Always available
  • Always supportive
  • Always dressed to a tee
  • The ‘mamma’ of the practice
Ella

ELLA   HOUGH   (Mauritius)

Limitless imagination in all aspects

  • Myself in 3 words…
    thoughtful, trustworthy, dependable
  • I cannot work without…
    Harmony
  • What I bring to the practice…
    Taking responsibility for the daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and once off social and clerical responsibilities that needs planning, information or just needs to be done.
  • My favourite architect
    Hundertwasser


Computer Course at Boston Computer College

Beppie

BEPPIE   VILJOEN

No-nonsense finance manager with a soft shoulder for all our woes

  • Myself in 3 words…
    Intense, detailed, trustworthy
  • I cannot work without…
    I can work with nothing
  • What I bring to the practice…
    Order
  • My favourite building
    Empire State Building NY


HOD | BA Political Sciences | N Dip Corporate Management

Jo de Jager

JO   DE   JAGER

  • Myself in 3 words…
    Spontaneous, ambitious, dedicated
  • I cannot work without…
    The support and team-work from my colleagues
  • What I bring to the practice…
    Project administration and general administrative support


Marketing / Business Management Diploma

David

DAVID   MAKHAFOLA

  • The smiling production support
  • Keeping well informed from reading
  • Always inquisitive about everything
  • Ensuring all motor vehicles to be shining
Urban Renewal URBAN RENEWAL
Urban RenewalMIXED   USE
Urban RenewalWORKPLACE
Urban RenewalRETAIL
SHOPPING
Urban RenewalREFURBISHMENTS
MAKE-OVER
Urban RenewalTHEATRE
ENTERTAINMENT
Urban RenewalHOSPITALITY
Urban RenewalEXCLUSIVE
LIVING
Urban RenewalINTERIORS
Urban RenewalVIDEOS
Urban RenewalINTERNATIONAL
FOOTPRINT

Our RECENT Clients

Cafe Beyritz
Graffiti
Kings Meat Deli
Abland
Parkdev
Falcon Estates
Bresco Diamonds
Eris Property Group
City Lodge
Shoprite & Checkers
Ebotse Golf & Country Estate
RMB Properties
sace
ITS Holdings
Kerr Property Investments
Costa Zervas Projects
Atterbury Property
City Property
VDT Attorneys
Emwil House
Bytes Techonology Group
Pivotal Property Fund
Radisson Red
Twin City Development
South Net

Contact us

SOUTH AFRICA OFFICE

t. +27 (0) 12 348 2005 | f. +27 (0) 348 4794
e. projects@studio3designhouse.co.za

Lynnwood Bridge Office Park
Ground Floor
C/o Lynnwood and Daventry Road
Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria

GPS COORDINATES

-25.765946, 28.277264

MAURITIUS OFFICE

t. +(230) 631 1741 | c. +(230) 5784 0355
e. erich@studiothree.mu

8 Lotissement
Pointe d’Esny
Mahébourg, Mauritius
 

GPS COORDINATES

-20.323465, 57.383067

MANAGEMENT:

Dirk Henzen | t: 082 779 2209 | e: dirk@studio3designhouse.co.za

DESIGN:

Conrad Dinkelmann | t: 082 411 6959 | e: conrad@studio3designhouse.co.za

MARKETING:

Ané Malherbe | t: 082 394 7290 | e: ane@studio3designhouse.co.za

TECHNICAL SUPPORT:

Cobus Hugo | t: 082 371 1515 | e: pjh@studio3designhouse.co.za

GRAPHICS:

Chantal van Rooyen | t: 083 244 4942 | e: chantal@studio3designhouse.co.za

MULTI MEDIA:

Johann van Rooyen | t: 079 514 5252 | e: johann@studio3designhouse.co.za

to   contact   us

Name
Number
E-mail
Message